TODAY – John Densmore – The Doors Unhinged

In his new book, The Doors: Unhinged, John Densmore, the drummer of the legendary rock band writes about the conflict between him and his band mates as they fought over the right to use The Doors’ name.  At the same time, Densmore examines how this conflict mirrors and reflects a much larger societal issue – that no amount of money seems to be enough for even the wealthiest people.

An original and founding member of the musical group “The Doors,” John co-wrote and produced numerous gold and platinum albums and toured the United States, Europe, and Japan.  He has written numerous articles for Rolling Stone, London Guardian, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Utne Reader.  His autobiography, “Riders on the Storm,” was on the New York Times bestseller list.  John was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.  In academic year 1991-92, Densmore also established an endowment at the Bunche Center to support UCLA undergraduate students who major or minor in Afro-American Studies.  This event is free and open to the public.  Books will be available for purchase. 


UPDATE:  The event will be held at the UCLA Faculty Center, Downstairs Lounge (480 Charles E Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90024).


Eventbrite - Bunche Center Authors' Series Lecture Featuring John Densmore

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